Bug#49962: Debian FSS-upgrade process: man pages
On Nov 12, Andreas Krüger wrote:
> In short:
> A reasonably new version of "man-db" should be required on
> my system automatically, through Debian package dependencies,
> whenever I install any Debian package that has FSS man pages.
Unfortunately, a dependency forces everyone to install man-db; some
people may not need a man page reader. Ideally dpkg needs a
"Depends-If-Installed" control field to handle this situation.
However, I think it *would* be possible for FHS packages to Conflict
with man-db prior to the necessary version. It's sort of an abuse of
the dependency system (since there's no real conflict, per se), but it
would at least work, I think.
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